Team Building, Teamwork

Think about what makes you feel engaged, productive and motivated at work. Is it feeling like a cog in a machine? Is it the feeling that you have no meaningful understanding of the people leading you? Is it feeling alone and isolated? Of course not! Healthy, happy workplaces foster connection: Humans fundamentally want to feel that they […]

So this really happened to me… yesterday, May 17, 2022. I was getting ready to run a virtual coaching session with three participants, from my office at Latimer headquarters. The session was due to start in about five minutes. And I ran to our learning studio (where we teach many learning sessions and record audio […]

Your Actions Are Contagious

Posted On April 11, 2022 BY

We spend a lot of our time in workshops, on this blog, and in all our conversations with our clients, discussing the importance of good communication skills. We always talk about the power of listening, of being prepared, of having goals and talking points and plans… all of it matters. When you take a good […]

It’s OK To Not Be OK

Posted On March 25, 2022 BY

(Author’s Note: For those who have been following along with this blog for a while, you know that your authors, especially this one, are not afraid to share elements of our non-work life here. For those who are new to this blog, don’t let the personal nature of today’s topic scare you away. This is […]

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Facilitation & Evaluation at The Latimer Group.  What is “organizational identification” and why does it help and hinder change efforts? Put simply, organizational identification is feeling part of something. It is the way members feel a part of the collective mission, values, and priorities of an organization. Employees […]

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Facilitation & Evaluation at The Latimer Group.  Our organizations and teams are undergoing more change than ever before. Some are large-scale organizational transformations, others are small-scale process shifts, but we are all feeling the impact of change. Adaptability to change is becoming essential – both for organizations and […]

Business Is a Team Sport

Posted On March 14, 2022 BY

One of the primary goals of this blog is to share our team’s ideas on communication skills, and highlight all of the ways that great communication helps you in the workplace. Great communication contributes to stronger leadership, collaboration, customer service, client retention, brand building, sales success, employee retention… a long list of important business success […]

Three years ago, things were going well for me and my colleagues at The Latimer Group. We were like a boat running hard downwind in a following breeze. The wind was blowing the dog off the chain, and we were barely holding on, white knuckles at all times. But even though the breeze was blowing […]

Introducing LatimerNext

Posted On February 28, 2022 BY

Hello clients and friends of The Latimer Group, I am excited to share some big news with you today. Twenty years ago, I founded The Latimer Group based on two simple goals: I wanted to coach communication skills, something I was deeply passionate about; and I wanted to build a company from the ground up. […]

The Power of Sharing Credit

Posted On February 18, 2022 BY

Have you ever worked with someone who seems obsessed with taking credit for everything? I have, and it… is… awful. It is unmotivating, frustrating, and exhausting to be around someone who is constantly trying to remind you how great they are. All you ever hear from a person like that is some version of “look at […]